January 4, 2012

How 1940s Whiskey Ads Predicted the Future

mwpbt-sportsbar.pngThe time - the mid-1940s. The place - somewhere in Canada. The action - commercial prognostication. The folks over at Technologizer found a cool old set of Seagram's ads where they attempted to predict the future of technology, with some interesting results.

Among their predictions include some hits (cell phones, video conferencing and sports bars) and some misses (coin-operated fax machines, package delivery via bomber plane). Check out the full list at Technologizer and if you're anything like us, stop to think about what today's Madison Avenue Nostradamuses are saying about our future.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at January 4, 2012 8:07 AM
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